Creating original content will require a huge amount of time, effort, and brainpower. Not all work outputs come easy. Sometimes, creators need to spend hours brainstorming ideas before they can put things into action. With all these valuable investments, it is best to keep your content protected and not prone to theft.
There are many instances when an output gets used on other things without prior permission from the owner. If you do not want this to happen to you, you can create or import and add a custom watermark on your original content to protect the copyright.
What is a watermark? It is an image or text that you overlay on your digital work. It can be your name, brand, or anything that shows on the content each time you post it or use it online. If other people try to copy your work, the watermark stays with it and gives back the credit to you.
Why Add a Custom Text Watermark on your Google Docs Documents
First, a watermark will serve as an indication of who the original owner is. Many users add their name or brand as a watermark, so others will know that they own it. Another reason for adding a watermark is to specify the status of the content. For instance, if it is only a sample document, you can overlay the word Sample or Draft to make your users aware of it.
Many marketing tactics utilize watermark as a brand recognition tool. Aside from protecting the content from theft, it presents to the potential market the brand name and serves as an advertisement.
Lastly, watermarks will prevent distribution, copy, or use of the content without your permission. You can add a “Confidential” label if your file requires it.
How to Create & Insert a Text Watermark Directly on your Google Docs Document
Now that you want to directly create and insert a custom text watermark on your Google Docs document, here are the steps to do it.
- Launch the Google Docs document on your device.
- Navigate to the top menu bar and select Insert.
- Scroll down and choose Watermark.
- On the right panel, you will see the editing menu for the watermark.
- You can select to add an image or a text.
- To insert a text, select the Text option.
- Type the word inside the Insert Text box.
- Then, edit the font of your text. You can also set the transparency level.
- Click or tap the Done button.
- To add an image, select the Image option.
- Click or tap the Select image box. Choose the image that you want to add a watermark to.
- Now, edit the formatting and select Done.
Your watermark will appear on all the pages of your Google Docs document. It will also be retained even after importing or exporting the file.
The watermark feature will be available to all Google Workspace, G Suite Basic, and G Suite Business customers. As of now, the watermark feature is still rolling out and not yet live on every Google account.
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